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It doesn't have a Hollywood happy ending, but it doesn't have a harrowing tragic ending, either. And a big part of the show is how the characters find moments of happiness even in their grim surroundings.
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Posted 9/4/18 , edited 9/4/18

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It doesn't have a Hollywood happy ending, but it doesn't have a harrowing tragic ending, either. And a big part of the show is how the characters find moments of happiness even in their grim surroundings.


It depends if you finish their story or not. The anime adaption ends in the 3rd act and although it is a satisfying ending it is incomplete. For the story's final act I highly recommend reading the manga. It contains some of the best scenes and moments in the series.



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And then listen to the piano version of the OP off the OST, and cry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEz744L52oo
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It depends if you finish their story or not. The anime adaption ends in the 3rd act and although it is a satisfying ending it is incomplete. For the story's final act I highly recommend reading the manga. It contains some of the best scenes and moments in the series.


I guess I have to go get the manga now.
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Posted 9/5/18 , edited 9/5/18

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MeltingSky wrote:

It depends if you finish their story or not. The anime adaption ends in the 3rd act and although it is a satisfying ending it is incomplete. For the story's final act I highly recommend reading the manga. It contains some of the best scenes and moments in the series.


I guess I have to go get the manga now.


You will love it, I am sure of it, even with tears welling up in your eyes.
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I watched a few eps on YouTube. It's kind of depressing. It is one of those animes that seems to telegraph that things are not going to end well. I never quite get the openings for some of these shows. This one has a kind of upbeat sounding opener and gives the impression that it is a lightweight comedy, but the actual show is dead serious. The animation and finishes of the show look quite good for a TV series.

I'd like to see it in a better format than a five by four window but I can't justify subscribing to Amazon Prime for one show which might not actually be licensed for Canada.


It is about enjoying the simple and importants things in life. those concepts that seem trivial to modern society, but once you strip away all that infrastructure, is all you really have left. The show is grim, but while the existence of Yuuri and Chito is aimless, it is far from meaningless.

With post-apocalyptic series like The Walking Dead or Attack On Titan, every character is perpetually occupied by the very act of survival, but living means more than to breathe and to walk, to sleep and to eat. It is about savouring the little moments that, if mankind as a whole has taken the time to create as well as cherish, may have not resulted in driving each other to extinction. It is living life for the sake of it, because one just wants to, knowing that for all the blackness of the sky, therein shines a little twinkle here and there.

It is relaxing as well as sincerely honest, and the series isn't a deconstruction or a juxtaposition, it is an expansion on the value of iyashikei, not as a genre, but a way of life. It is easy to be relaxed when the world is all sunshine and rainbows, but even in the grim and dark existence of Chito and Yuuri, their prospects of finding a long term source of food seems grim, but that doesn't mean they are. They established strength within themselves, and a meaning beyond nourishing themselves for a happy end that may never come.
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I'd like to see it in a better format than a five by four window but I can't justify subscribing to Amazon Prime for one show which might not actually be licensed for Canada.


It's on HiDive for Canada, at least according to because.moe

https://www.hidive.com/tv/girls-last-tour
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BettyColtrane wrote:

It doesn't have a Hollywood happy ending, but it doesn't have a harrowing tragic ending, either. And a big part of the show is how the characters find moments of happiness even in their grim surroundings.


It depends if you finish their story or not. The anime adaption ends in the 3rd act and although it is a satisfying ending it is incomplete. For the story's final act I highly recommend reading the manga. It contains some of the best scenes and moments in the series.





I might try the manga, which volumes did the anime already cover?
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Posted 9/6/18 , edited 9/7/18

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MeltingSky wrote:


BettyColtrane wrote:

It doesn't have a Hollywood happy ending, but it doesn't have a harrowing tragic ending, either. And a big part of the show is how the characters find moments of happiness even in their grim surroundings.


It depends if you finish their story or not. The anime adaption ends in the 3rd act and although it is a satisfying ending it is incomplete. For the story's final act I highly recommend reading the manga. It contains some of the best scenes and moments in the series.





I might try the manga, which volumes did the anime already cover?


I only have up through volume 4 in print and the anime ends pretty much at the exact spot that volume does. I'm not sure if we have the complete official translation out in print at the moment. I should check on that again since it's a manga I wish to collect in its entirety. It's against the rules to post links to unofficial media but if you want to do a little shady buccaneering and read the fan translation in digital form I can PM you a link. I'm a big believer in supporting the creators, but sometimes they don't make it easy.
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MeltingSky wrote:


BettyColtrane wrote:

It doesn't have a Hollywood happy ending, but it doesn't have a harrowing tragic ending, either. And a big part of the show is how the characters find moments of happiness even in their grim surroundings.


It depends if you finish their story or not. The anime adaption ends in the 3rd act and although it is a satisfying ending it is incomplete. For the story's final act I highly recommend reading the manga. It contains some of the best scenes and moments in the series.





I might try the manga, which volumes did the anime already cover?


I only have up through volume 4 in print and the anime ends pretty much at the exact spot that volume does. I'm not sure if we have the complete official translation out in print at the moment. I should check on that again since it's a manga I wish to collect in its entirety. It's against the rules to post links to unofficial media but if you want to do a little shady buccaneering and read the fan translation in digital form I can PM you a link. I'm a big believer in supporting the creators, but sometimes they don't make it easy.


Thanks. Right Stuf is taking pre-orders for volume 5 so I might do that and order volume 4. No need for the yarrr matey link I prefer to support the creators too when at all possible. Despite the damage to my wallet at $7-9 per light novel :)

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Posted 9/7/18 , edited 9/7/18

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Thanks. Right Stuf is taking pre-orders for volume 5 so I might do that and order volume 4. No need for the yarrr matey link I prefer to support the creators too when at all possible. Despite the damage to my wallet at $7-9 per light novel :)



Just to be clear, volume 4 doesn't contain anything past the end of the anime. Volume 5 is all new material but may not contain all of the remaining chapters since there are quite a number of them. My guess is the series will be about 6 volumes long once they finish translating and printing it in English.
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HarmlessDave wrote:

Thanks. Right Stuf is taking pre-orders for volume 5 so I might do that and order volume 4. No need for the yarrr matey link I prefer to support the creators too when at all possible. Despite the damage to my wallet at $7-9 per light novel :)



Just to be clear, volume 4 doesn't contain anything past the end of the anime. Volume 5 is all new material but may not contain all of the remaining chapters since there are quite a number of them. My guess is the series will be about 6 volumes long once they finish translating and printing it in English.


Thanks, that was clear to me at least in your reply. I'd start with 4 to get into the flow of the manga vs. anime then continue on to 5-6 for the new content.
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Posted 9/11/18 , edited 9/11/18

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It depends if you finish their story or not. The anime adaption ends in the 3rd act and although it is a satisfying ending it is incomplete. For the story's final act I highly recommend reading the manga. It contains some of the best scenes and moments in the series.





I liked the little map at the end of volume 2; do they ever get to Mt. Doom?

CHI: Throw it into the flames!

YUU: No. The ring is FOOD.

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Okay, let me fix this:

Mount Doom.

CHI: Throw it in the fire!

(Yuu stares at the ring, drooling.)

CHI: What are you waiting for? Just let it go!

(The ring puts out a meat smell. Yuu turns around and looks at Chi.)

YUU: The ring is FOOD.

CHI: God damn it, Yuu.

(Yuu eats the ring.)

YUU: Aaoooommp.

CHI: Yuuri! We fuckin' went over this. Even Nuko couldn't eat the thing.

NUKO: The Tasty!

CHI: (sighs) Well, you didn't put it on, so it's not like he noticed or anything. Okay; we'll wait here a day or two, and then try again.

YUU: Eheeh...

(Chi hits Yuu over the head.)



The Black Gate.

BIG-ASS TROLL: BLUAAAGH

(Big-ass Troll stabs Aragorn. Aragorn dies.)
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Posted 9/12/18 , edited 9/12/18

auroraloose wrote:

Okay, let me fix this:

Mount Doom.

CHI: Throw it in the fire!

(Yuu stares at the ring, drooling.)

CHI: What are you waiting for? Just let it go!

(The ring puts out a meat smell. Yuu turns around and looks at Chi.)

YUU: The ring is FOOD.

CHI: God damn it, Yuu.

(Yuu eats the ring.)

YUU: Aaoooommp.

CHI: Yuuri! We fuckin' went over this. Even Nuko couldn't eat the thing.

NUKO: The Tasty!

CHI: (sighs) Well, you didn't put it on, so it's not like he noticed or anything. Okay; we'll wait here a day or two, and then try again.

YUU: Eheeh...

(Chi hits Yuu over the head.)



The Black Gate.

BIG-ASS TROLL: BLUAAAGH

(Big-ass Troll stabs Aragorn. Aragorn dies.)




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